Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is a humanistic, evidence-based approach to psychotherapy, drawing primarily from attachment theory to facilitate the creation of secure, vibrant connection with self and others. Rooted in the science of emotions and attachment, EFT helps clients identify and transform the negative processing and interaction patterns that create distress. It’s effective in treating individuals (EFIT), couples (EFCT), and families (EFFT), addressing a wide range of issues from marital distress to individual anxiety and trauma.

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is a highly effective form of therapy with over 35 years of rigorous research confirming it’s benefits. EFT provides therapists with a roadmap and key interventions that can be applied across diverse cultures and settings. EFT is the gold standard for evidence-based couple therapy, and in recent years has proven effective in treating families and individuals.

EFT is a humanistic, experiential, non-pathologizing approach that utilizes principles of attachment, and the science of emotions, to facilitate secure connection with self and others. EFT therapists help clients identify and transform the negative processing and interaction patterns that create distress. This enables clients to more effectively recognize and express their emotional needs, as well as respond to their partners and family members in healthier, more constructive ways. EFT improves emotional health and strengthens the ability to deal with feelings of depression and anxiety, as well as mitigate the impact of traumatic events.

EFT deepens understanding of relationships and emotional dynamics, and equips therapists with specialized skills that are proven effective and applicable across diverse populations. This model is applicable with individuals, families, and couples of all races, cultures, genders, sexuality, socioeconomic statuses, spirituality, religion, diversities, and abilities.

There are three training and certification tracks offered:Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFCT), Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT), and Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT).

To learn more about EFT, the certification tracks offered, and find additional resources, please visit the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT).